Sept 20, 2007
Air Temp: Low 58 / High 85
Water Temp: 78
Water Elevation: 356 (359 is Summer Pool)
Water Clarity: Clear (5ft visibility)
I’ve been on the water pretty much everyday for the past couple weeks. The weather has been beautiful! I’ve noticed an increase in wildlife-viewing opportunities along the lake’s shore. We’re seeing lots of squirrels, raccoons, deer, turkey, eagles, geese, and wading birds. It’s a great time to be on the water and enjoy nature!
The fishing has been good. Good exercise of mind and body! The catching of Catfish, Yellow Bass, and big Bluegill has been real good. The catching of Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth has been on the tough side, but doable. The reason for this, I feel, is that Catfish, Bluegill, and Yellow Bass feed heavily on small mussels, which are abundant on the bottom, which makes them easy to find. Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Crappie feed heavily on shad, which are also abundant this time of year, but are suspended in the water column and moving, making them harder to locate and stay with.
With this in mind, I still love fishing the month of September and October. It’s a great time to be on the water!
BASS (Largemouth & Smallmouth)
I’m still catching fish along grass lines, but my best action lately has been on deeper flats. We’ve caught fish on rattle traps, spinner baits, top waters, Texas rigged and Carolina rigged soft plastics and crank baits. I’ve had best action on spoons.
Can catch some White Bass and lots of Yellow Bass on spoons and in-line spinners at the mouths of bays and on the main lake.
We’ve caught some real good-sized Bluegill lately 10’ to 20’ deep on spoons, wax worms, or night crawlers.
We’ve caught some nice sized Crappie lately, but not big numbers 12’ to 20’ deep on brush. Fish jigs or minnows.
KLVLA is sponsoring the 5th Annual Kentucky Lake Fishing Derby, Sept 15th to Oct 29th. The cash prizes make it possible to come fishing for a few days and pay for it with your winnings. Check it out at http://www.klvla.com/fishingderby/derby.htm
See ya on the water!
Capt Kirk, Out!